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New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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Garden District at New Orleans, Louisiana

Garden District

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2020 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Category: Attractions
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Garden District

The Garden District in New Orleans is known for its historic houses, great eateries, and fun locally-owned shops and boutiques. Once a home to large plantations, the neighborhood gradually changed to incorporate lovely smaller estates known for the lush gardens surrounding them. Now, many of the houses and buildings are national landmarks, including the George Washington Cable House, making the Garden District a gem to explore either on foot or via the historic St. Charles streetcar.


Prices -

Free to the public, but you may opt to pay for a tour as there are many things to see.

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Tours, Mardi Gras


  • Take a tour of the historic Garden District
  • Shop at interesting local businesses
    on Magazine Street
  • Dine at the famous Commander's Palace
  • Ride the St. Charles Avenue streetcar

Transportation in the Garden District

The St Charles Avenue trolley runs right through the Garden District and visitors can hop on and off this historic mode of transportation as they please to access downtown areas like the French Quarter and riverfront as well as the fashionable Uptown neighborhoods where Tulane and Loyola Universities are located.

Eating on Magazine Street

Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet meal or light bite, nothing beats the hip restaurants along trendy Magazine Street that have something to offer all tastes from cozy coffee houses to four star dining serving native New Orleans Creole and Cajun cuisine.


What are some of the top guided tour options for visitors in the Garden District?

There is a wonderful variety of tours to help you get the most out of your visit to the Garden District. Free Tours by Foot (www.freetoursbyfoot.com) offers complimentary walking tours to see the cemeteries and other sites along the way. Haunted History Tours (www.hauntedhistorytours.com) is a fun way to experience the Garden District during the day or night.

Is walking the best way to experience the neighborhood?

The Garden District is the perfect neighborhood to explore on foot. You can wander and visit historic landmarks and experience beautiful architecture and gorgeous gardens. However, the neighborhood is quite large, so you can also use the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to easily access the Garden District and points beyond.

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